The rhythmic thump was the only recognition that the creature’s hooves plummeted the ground. With a rumbling snort and his dark eyes focused he sliced his way through the wind. His mane flicked behind his neck and his muscles rippled under the glow of his dark powerful body. He charged forward and whinnied in delight. The freedom, the exhilaration, the energy.
What if you could take that intense energy and apply it toward your creative visualisation. Can something like that really be harnessed? And if so, can it be harnessed effectively?
The stallion- let’s call him Cruiser – was not an adrenaline junkie. He was a level-headed horse expressing himself. His focus didn’t waver as he powered towards his goal and with no distractions he reached it. He felt the swell of pride and achievement. His mindset, highly filtered and his brain processing millions of signals every second ignoring all other thoughts not conduit with his goal.
Is this harnessing creative energy?
The answer is No.
When we focus on an idea and ignore anything unrelated to that core theme we inhibit our creative flow. After all isn’t being creative connecting experiences that were previously not connected. Focus does play a positive role in the creative process, however, when it comes to improving a concept, adapting it and implementing it, it’s important to create a flow. A less logical and lower filtered thought process achieves this. Potential options and idea clarity is attained by defocusing and letting your brain do what it does best – process everything.
1+1 = 4
Getting back to Cruiser.
He stomped his hooves on the grass and shook his head at the wind as he focussed his dark eyes. Folding himself backwards, he reared high, his legs flicking at an invisible marker. Then using his weight he lunged forward and dashed across the paddock. He watched as the birds hidden in the tall tan reeds of grass scattered out of his path and he slowed, his eyes flashing in the sunlight. A blue dog barked in the distance and he swished his mane. Trotting like a king toward the dog and his human he greeted them with a gruff snort and his gaze met hers.
Lower level filtering is a brain process which is responsible for less logical thought. Creativity starts with your sensory experiences and life influences. Your ideas and feelings are what connects your creativity. No heavy thinking or analysing is required. Explore your ideas.
Jot down your thoughts if you’re a writer then edit later. The creative process is like a game of tennis. A lot of back and forth; creating and evaluating, however, you can’t do both at the same time. To be truly creative perceive and process your idea using this simple technique allowing your creative energy to be harnessed.
I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories and articles I feel are worth writing about.